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The Dayton Anthology

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Edited by Shannon Shelton Miller

A part of Belt’s City Anthology Series, The Dayton Anthology offers a portrait of a city recovering from the twin 2019 crises of devastating tornadoes and the mass shooting that took the lives of nine residents in the Oregon District.

In over fifty essays and poems, contributors reflect on these traumas and the longer-term ills of disinvestment and decay that have plagued Dayton and the Miami Valley for years. But they also draw our attention to the resilience of the people who call Dayton home. This is the city that brought the world the Wright brothers' invention of flight, the cash register, and the hydraulic pump. It also gave us the soaring poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar and the comedy of Dave Chappelle. Edited by Shannon Shelton Miller and with contributions from Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and former Ohio Governor Bob Taft.

A delightful tour of a city that never counts itself out, that captures the true diversity of Dayton’s residents. 


Shannon Shelton Miller is a writer and journalist who's celebrating her 10th year living in the Miami Valley. A former staff writer at the Detroit Free Press and the Orlando Sentinel, she has contributed as a freelance writer to the New York Times, Washington Post,, Slate, InStyle, Shondaland and the Huffington Post. She has won awards for essay writing from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

DECEMBER 1, 2020 | ISBN 9781948742801 | REGIONAL INTEREST | PAPERBACK | 6 X 9 | 224 PAGES

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Ohio Anthology Bundle

City Anthology Bundle

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